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2024 Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop

2024 Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop

June 10-14, 2024

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Agenda

Preparing for the tutorials

We recommend using the PyLith tutorials* and documentation available online to become familiar with PyLith before the workshop. The more familiar you become with the software, the more you learn during the two days of tutorials. There will only be small changes in PyLith between now and the workshop.

*You must be logged into geodynamics.org to access course materials through this link.

Posters and Lightning Talks

We encourage you to bring a poster and present your research. You can also present a lightning talk (3 minutes) on your poster or some "big idea" for advancing our scientific understanding of crustal deformation. Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to bring a poster and/or present a lightning talk. We will organize the poster and lightning talk sessions based on the registration information.


Tutorials

About 60% of the time will be devoted to tutorial lectures with instructors providing background information and running examples. The other 40% of the time will be devoted to "tinker time" during which participants can run the examples at their own pace, develop their own simulations, and get help from the instructors.

Tutorials will cover the use of PyLith for running simulations of crustal deformation, Gmsh for discretizing the domain, and ParaView and PyVista for visualization. All of these tools are free and open-source. There will also be discussion of other modeling tools during the science talks.

Important

PyLith v4.1.2 is now available.
Slides and recorded videos are being posted on the CIG website.
Gmsh Python API


Wednesday June 5 10:00am Pacific Time: Getting Started Help Session

This online help session is intended to answer questions from users and resolve problems encountered during installation or running simple examples. The format will be an interactive Q&A session .


Monday - Tutorials 

These tutorials will provide a discussion of beginning and intermediate meshing and modeling topics. Prior to the workshop users should have installed the software and worked through some of the examples provided in the PyLith manual.

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:00am - 8:15am
Introduction and overview of tutorials, Brad Aagaard
8:15am - 9:30am
Overview of PyLith v4.1, Brad Aagaard
9:30am - 9:45am
Break
9:45am - 10:45am
Elasticity without faults: reverse-2d Steps 1-4, Charles Williams
10:45am - 12:00pm
Group exercise
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Elasticity with faults: reverse-2d Steps 5-6, Brad Aagaard
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Group exercise
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Troubleshooting PyLith simulations, Brad Aagaard
5:30pm
Dinner on your own

Tuesday - Tutorials

These tutorials will build upon the topics discussed on Monday.

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:00am - 8:05am
Overview of tutorials, Brad Aagaard
8:05am - 9:30am
Meshing with Gmsh: Multiple faults in 2D and 3D - crustal-strikeslip-2d and crustal-strikeslip-3d, Brad Aagaard
9:30am - 11:00am
Tinker time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Elasticity with prescribed slip: subduction-2d Steps 2-3, Charles Williams
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tinker time
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Static Green's functions: strikeslip-2d Steps 4-6, Charles Williams
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tinker time
5:30pm
Dinner on your own

Wednesday - Science Talks and Discussions

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:00am - 8:15am
Introduction and workshop overview
8:15am - 9:30am
Participant introductions
9:30am - 10:00am
Break
10:00am - 11:30am
Session I: Crustal deformation and seismic hazard assessment
  • Kaj Johnson (Indian Univ.), Overview of deformation models for the 2023 US National Seismic Hazard Model and needed developments for future models (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Rich Briggs (US Geological Survey), Challenges in getting from plate convergence rates to subduction earthquake rates: Examples from Alaska and Puerto Rico (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Discussion (20 min)
11:30am - 11:45am
Airport transportation optimization (for departing)
11:45am - 12:45pm
Lunch
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Tinker time
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lightning Talks I (3min per presenter)
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Poster Session
5:00pm
Dinner on your own

Thursday - Science Talks and Discussions

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:30am - 10:00am
Session II: Fluids and faulting
  • Daniel Douglas (New Mexico Tech.), Using poroelasticity to constrain hydration along outer rise faults (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • So Ozawa (Stanford Univ.), Coupled models of earthquakes and fault zone fluid transport (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Discussion (20 min)
10:00am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 11:00am
Lightning Talks II (3min per presenter)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Poster Session
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lunch
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Tinker time
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Session III: The seismic cycle
  • Louise Maubant (Australian National Univ.), The spatio-temporal variations of plate coupling observed with geodesy: the case of the Hikurangi subduction zone (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Rishav Mallick (NASA JPL), A boundary element approach to viscoelastic earthquake cycles and associated inverse problems (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Discussion (20 min)
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Break
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Lightning Talks III (3min per presenter)
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Poster Session
5:00pm
Dinner on your own

Friday - Science Talks and Discussions 

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:30am - 9:15am
Session IV: Crustal deformation from surface loading
  • Grace Carlson (Univ. of California, Berkeley), Identification and separation of hydrologic signatures in geodetic datasets (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Discussion (10 min)
9:15am - 10:00am
Crustal Deformation Modeling 101
10:00am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 11:15am
Modeling needs discussion
11:15am - 11:30am
Wrap-up discussion
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker time (for those still around)
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